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Easy Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 by Kate Binder

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Part 2 Getting It All Together

In this Part, you’ll learn how to get pictures into your computer so that you can work with them in Photoshop Elements.

After all, you can’t do much of anything with your pictures until they exist as digital files on your computer’s hard drive. Photos you take with your digital camera, DV camcorder, or camera phone are already stored as digital files, but you must transfer them from the camera’s internal storage to your hard drive.

You can also work with film shots—prints, negatives, and slides—but you must digitize them first. That’s what a scanner does. It scans a print with a beam of light, breaking the image into a collection of individual colored dots, or pixels (picture elements). All digital images are ...

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